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Karaginskiy Island


IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2016

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Lesser White-fronted Goose Anser erythropus VU passage 2004 present A1
Long-tailed Duck Clangula hyemalis VU winter 1968-1970 min 10,000 individuals A1
Long-tailed Duck Clangula hyemalis VU passage 1976-1982 min 50,000 individuals A1, A4i
Common Eider Somateria mollissima NT breeding 1969-1970 2,500-3,000 individuals A4i
Common Eider Somateria mollissima NT passage 1976-1982 min 15,000 individuals A1, A4i
Steller's Eider Polysticta stelleri VU non-breeding 1969-1970 min 5,000 individuals A4i
Steller's Eider Polysticta stelleri VU passage 1976-1982 min 20,000 individuals A1, A4i
Siberian Scoter Melanitta stejnegeri LC passage 1976-1982 20,000-25,000 individuals A4i
Black Scoter Melanitta americana NT passage 1976-1982 20,000-25,000 individuals A1, A4i
Goosander Mergus merganser LC non-breeding 1968-1970 3,000-5,000 individuals A4i
Red-breasted Merganser Mergus serrator LC passage 1976-1982 min 8,000 individuals A4i
Harlequin Duck Histrionicus histrionicus LC breeding 1966-1978 4,000-5,000 individuals A4i
Harlequin Duck Histrionicus histrionicus LC passage 1976-1982 10,000-15,000 individuals A4i
Greater Scaup Aythya marila LC passage 1976-1983 25,000-30,000 individuals A4i
Pelagic Cormorant Urile pelagicus LC breeding 1994 min 5,234 individuals A4i
Black-legged Kittiwake Rissa tridactyla VU breeding 1966-1994 35,000-240,000 individuals A4i
Slaty-backed Gull Larus schistisagus LC breeding 1994 min 11,320 individuals A4i
Slaty-backed Gull Larus schistisagus LC passage 1976-1982 min 40,000 individuals A4i
Steller's Sea-eagle Haliaeetus pelagicus VU breeding 2004 present A1
A4iii Species group - seabirds n/a breeding 2004 min 10,000 breeding pairs A4iii
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a unknown 2004 min 20,000 individuals A4iii

Note: This table presents the IBA criteria triggered and the species that triggered then at the time of assessment, the current IUCN Red List category may vary from that which was in place at that time.

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IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Ostrov Karaginskiy Zakaznik 200,000 protected area contained by site 200,000
Karaginsky Island, Bering Sea Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 193,597 protected area contained by site 193,597

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Grassland Tundra -
Wetlands (inland) Permanent swamps, Coastal lagoons -
Coastline Sea cliffs and rocky shores -
Forest Mixed broadleaf-coniferous forest (temp/boreal -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Karaginskiy Island. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 10/08/2022.